People tend to think of gaming as something men do. The stereotypical gamer is a man who still lives in his mom's basement -- with no life, no friends, and certainly no girlfriend. That's not exactly an accurate picture of the average gamer.
Science fiction films and books have created a hunger for Oculus-style, head-mounted displays (HMDs) and "immersive" experiences, but does wearing a pair of goggles really have more power to transport us? Based on my 10 years of experience in the field I don't think so.